All of us, whether young or old, never ceases to make plans for tomorrow. We always have so very much to do and often wonder how we can accomplish it. And yet we often forget or refuse to accept that there is and has always been a plan for our life. If you are wise enough to admit that you will still wonder who has the predominant choice over your daily activities. Sometimes it may be good to put off thinking about tomorrow, but it doesn’t change the fact that we were born with a specific purpose in God’s plan. As you get older, do you ever wonder if you have done what you were created for? I have, and I will tell you that it is no fun to realize that you may have missed something or done something not wise in God’s eyes.
Can we avoid the mistakes life frequently throws in our lives? We may never achieve perfection, but I believe we can live a life the end of which will be “well done” by a Father who loves us. I have learned over many years that often the best way to avoid the big mistakes is to take the time each day to tell the Father of our love for Him and ask Him to guide our footsteps through the turmoil and temptations of this misguided earthly world. While we don’t look to the end of our lives when we are young that time will come and with it no opportunity to go back and correct our mistakes. Therefore, the best solution is to face each day with a desire to please our Lord as well as enjoy the day He has given us. It will become easier and easier as we follow His leading, and it is never too late to start.
As human beings, we are always thinking about tomorrow, but His Word tells us in the book of Matthew Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its things. Sufficient for the day is its trouble (6:34). I realize that trips and grocery store visits often require some thinking ahead, but have we let thinking consume too much of our time? Should we not be asking each day “Father, is there something You would have me do today.” We were not created just to live, but to accomplish our Father’s work. He knew that His creation would wander and that He would need workers on His behalf. Our greatest pleasure should be to please Him.
It doesn’t take much time reading or listening to today’s news to realize that our time and that of our children is passing faster than we would have imagined. Can we afford to let another day pass before we consider what our Creator placed us here for? Would you rather work for the money to live tomorrow or the assurance that tomorrow would be where you really want it to be?
The book of Psalms tells us that for the kingdom is the Lord’s, and He rules over the nations (22:28). Those are not just kind words; they are the truth which we cannot ignore. We do not have the last say, our Creator does. Okay, so where do we go from here? It doesn’t mean that we just have to consider these words for one day or we will get a whipping from our parents; it means that our daily life on this earth should manifest itself according to the purpose for which it was created. Is this possible? Well, to be honest, probably not one hundred percent, but surely, we can make an effort to please the One who bothered to create us in the first place. There is another reason which many will never really appreciate but is right all the same. Those who choose to please our Father will find themselves reaping a life that is abundant and full of joy and peace.
But to every man there openeth
A high way and a low,
And every man decideth
The way his soul shall go.
- John Oxenham